Chief of Ortho Surgery (Augusta)

Department of Veterans Affairs
Augusta, Georgia
Nov 28, 2018
Dec 28, 2018
Full Time
Position Type

Job Description

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center located in Augusta, GA is seeking well-rounded BE/BC Orthopedic Surgeon to join their dynamic healthcare team as the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery. The Chief will lead a group of 5 surgeons, 3 PAs and orthopedic residents.   All candidates must have completed ACGME residency and are Board Certified or Board Eligible.

The Chief manages all aspects of orthopedic service including monitoring and improving service with regards to access, efficiency, productivity and patient satisfaction. The Chief will be primarily responsible for oversight of the Orthopedic Section, Surgical Service, and is expected to provide leadership both clinically and administratively. 

Duties for this position will include direct patient care, performance of surgery, quality improvement initiative and supervision of physician assistants, fellows, residents, medical students and office personnel.  This position offers excellent opportunities for rewarding interactions with an outstanding house staff, faculty, and Medical College of Georgia at Augusta, as well as participation in the dynamic evolution of a progressive VA Health Care System.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience and interest in teaching ACGME orthopedic residents

Total Joint experience (Hip and Knee)

Shoulder experience

Works well with team of residents and PA's

Relocation/Recruitment Incentive: A relocation/recruitment incentive is authorized for this position


Citizenship: U.S Citizenship is required (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).

Education: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.

Licensure: Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.

English Language Proficiency: Applicants appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.


26 days per yer


up to $1000 per year


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at


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